laurustine

noun lau·rus·tine \ ˈlȯrəˌstīn , ˈlär- , -tēn \

Definition of laurustine

plural -s
: a European shrub (Viburnum tinus) widely cultivated for its evergreen leaves and white or pink fragrant flowers

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Origin and Etymology of laurustine

New Latin laurustinus, from Latin laurus laurel + tinus a plant, probably the laurustine; probably akin to Old English thīnan to become moist, Old Slavic tina mud, Old English thawian to thaw


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